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“Educating Students Across the Lifespan:  Preparation for Life”,  presented by Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D

November 6, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm

On Saturday, November 6, 2021 Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York are pleased to present our virtual workshop, “Educating Students Across the Lifespan:  Preparation for Life”,  presented by Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D.  Dr. Cathy Pratt is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism located at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

The ultimate goal of any educational program should be preparation for life after school.  Despite our best efforts, the unemployment rate for our individuals on the spectrum remains high.  Students who have behavior or mental health challenges have greater risks and outcomes.  This workshop will provide practical and immediately useful information that individuals with ASD, parents/caregivers, teachers, SLPs, OTs/OTAs, PTs/PTAs, mental health professionals, and administrators can implement today to help create a brighter future.

In addition, this workshop will:

  • Highlight characteristics associated with ASD and co-occurring mental health issues;
  • Describe strategies involved in assessing and programming for behavior differences;
  • Describe a range of evidence-based strategies (i.e. reinforcement, video self-modeling, visual supports, and prompting and modeling); and
  • Describe accommodations that may assist the individual in post school settings.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering ASHA CEU credit through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), and New York State Education Department Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy State Board Approved Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/COTAs/PTs/PTAs through Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC (APOT)! Both SHAWNY and APOT are co-sponsors of this workshop.

Cost and CEU credit information

Registration Category Price

(Registration Deadline is 11/3/21)

Continuing Education Credits Available
Parent/Individual with ASD $10.00 per person n/a
Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists $30.00 per person .35 ASHA CEUs
OTs and COTAs $30.00 per person 3.0 NYS Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/OTAs
PTs and PTAs $30.00 per person .3 NYS Approved PT Board Continuing Competency Hours
Other Professionals/ Paraprofessionals/Students $20.00 per person No CEUs awarded


Online registration is now available at https://autism-services-inc.org/resources/semi-annual-workshops/Please note that as this is a virtual event there will be no mail-in registration. The deadline to register is November 3, 2021. No refunds after October 27, 2021.


November 6, 2021
8:30 am - 12:45 pm
Event Category:


Autism Society WNY
Autism Services Inc.